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MS in Accounting

20180516_kjs2485.jpg The MS in Accounting degree was developed in response to emerging needs of the accounting profession. Those students who wish to become professional accountants, whether that be in a corporate setting, a not-for-profit setting or public accounting will find the MS in Accounting degree to be one that enables them to develop both the personal and professional skills needed to enjoy a productive career. The MS in Accounting program satisfies the Wyoming requirements for individuals to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and it further develops students' professional skills. The MS in Accounting program focuses on the two main areas of development: 1) advanced accounting and business education, and 2) professional skills development - including written, oral, interpersonal communication, computer applications, critical thing and adaptability. Beginning in the Fall 2020 term, the MS Accounting program will be able to be completed 100% online. 

CPA - What You Need to Know

  • An ethics and two audit courses are required to be licensed in Colorado. 

  • To sit for the CPA exam, the State of Wyoming requires 24 credit hours of ACCT courses; Colorado requires 27. 

  • To view your state's licensure requirements, please visit this website

MS in Accounting Curriculum

Core Courses - required of all MS Accounting students

  • ACCT 5030: Advanced Financial Accounting (3)

  • ACCT 5040: Seminar in Managerial Accounting (3)

  • ACCT 5060: Auditing II (3)

  • ACCT 5070: Tax II (3)

  • Accounting Elective (3)

Elective Course Requirements

  • Total of 18 elective credit hours required

  • Minimum of 3 credit hours must be a 5000 level ACCT course

  • Maximum of 6 credit hours can be at the 4000 level

*All prerequisites are met with an accounting degree from UW. The program will consider those without on a case by case basis.

*For more information about the MS in Accounting degree, including tuition and fee information, please email Justine TydingsRecruiting Coordinator.

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Graduate Programs

Department of Accounting and Finance

1000 E. University Avenue, Dept. 3275

Laramie, WY 82072

Phone: (307) 766-2482


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